Red Tourmaline Mythology Collection Bacchus Ring by MadStone

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Specs: 18k yellow gold ring with 10.66 carats Wine Red Tourmaline, 29.29 carats Purple, Green and Blue Sapphire Briolette, .15 carats Amethyst, .39 carats Garnet, .64 carats Blue and Purple Sapphire, and .44 carats Tsavorite. Legend has it that amethyst prevents drunkenness and hangovers.

Story: Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, copied from the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat for him. His plants were vines and twirling ivy.

“Creature of Mystery, his very essence an enigma. His realm is shadowy and his followers flirt with madness, drunkenness, and death.”

Kerri Halpern of Madstone Design has always been intrigued by Greek and Roman mythology. She drew much of her inspiration for the Madstone Mythology collection through her years of travel and studying ancient cultures. Recent trips to the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art to view art and sculpture from this period also brought new insight. Each jewelry piece in this collection is designed to embody the essence of the God or Goddess she refers to incorporating symbolism used in art and literature.